I stopped watching the news for a while now, mainly because it makes me feel crazy and hopeless. I think the only news I pay attention to is Trevor Noah’s The Daily Show because sometimes he can be very introspective and aware of biases….his included. But even the Daily Show can be a bit too tongue in cheek for me. I feel the whole world is experiencing some kind of “War of ideas”. This has probably always been the case but right now it’s more evident because of the amount of information we have at our disposal.
It’s hard not to cringe when you see uninformed and unenlightened religious bigots on social media or TV talking gleefully about topics they know absolutely nothing about. It also feels like I’m being kicked in the stomach when these topics are things that should supposedly be basic knowledge; also the fact that i know this knowledge would most likely have been gained if these people unburied their ostrich heads long enough to educate themselves about topics that are important to life in general. A good example of what I’m trying to talk about is this guy.